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HAY, Paints, Wood and Farm Products. AIJ lines new, up to date, and at bottom prices. Gall and see us and investigate our Free Enlarged Portrait dea. Friends, we are, and are pre pared to prove ourselves such to all who are m need of ■ ' ;j * \ * S* ' «• 1 THE Midi t ■ y Mrs. E. I. Prop. Nicely furnished rooms by the day, week or month. » Rates Reasonable. MESA CITY, ARIZONA, FRIDaV. JULY 17, I*9o. 4. - HOW RUSSIA PAYS FOR THE CORONATION. While reading the accounts of the coronation of the Czar, of the pageants, processions and feasts, of the pomp and parade, of the barbaric splendor, of cloth, of gold and glittering gems, I could not help thinking of the poor and mel ancholy peasants, of the toiling, half-fed millions, of the sad and ignorant multitudes who belong body and soul to the Czar. I thought of the backs that have been scarred by the knout, of the thousands in prison for having dar od to say a whispornd word fieedom, of the great multitude who have been driven like cattle alpng the weary roads that lead to the hell of Siberia. Jr The cannon at Moscow worq not loud enough uor the clang of the bells, nor the blare of the trumpets to drown the groans of the captives. I thought of the fathers that had been torn from wives and children for the crime Os speaking like men. And when the priests spoke of the Czar as the “God selected man,” the “God adored man,” my blood grew warm. When I read of the coronation of the Czarina I thought of Siberia. I thought ot the girls working in the mines, hauling ore from the pits with chains about their waists; young girls almost naked, at the mercy of brutal officials, young girls weepiner and moaning 7 their ives away because between their pure lips the word liberty had burst into blosaom, Yet law neglects, forgets them, and crowns the Czarina. The in justice, the agony and horror in this poor world are enough to make mankind insane. Ignorance and superstition crown impudence and tyranny. Millions of money squandered for the hu miliatiou of man, to dishonor the people. Back of the coronation, back of all the hypocrisy there is nothing but a lie. It is not true that God “selected” this Czar to rule and rob a hun dred millions of human beings. It is all an ignorant, barbaric, superstitious lie—a lie that pomp and pageant, and flaunting flags, and robed priests, and swinging coursers, cannot change to truth. Those who are not blinded by the glare of Moscow see millions of homes on which the shadows Hall; see millions of weeping moth ers, whose children have been sto len by the Czar; see thousands of villages without schools, millions of houses without books millions and millions of men, women and children in whose future there is no star and whose only friend is death. Tho coronation is an insult to the nineteenth century. Long live the peeplo of Russia ! R. J. In gersoll. The Yuma Indians have no use for a surrogate’s 'court, nor a wid ow and orphans, office. Their sys tem is entirely devoid of even the rudiments of a probate practice. One of the principal events in the programme of the funeral of an adnlt Yuma consists in consigning to tho flames of the entire lot of moveables comprising the estate. Sometimes his hquse is also burned in the belief that it will be the abode of its earthly proprietor du ring his residence in the happy hunting grounds of the hereafter. —Ex. The flag ot China i? one of the gayest among ensigns. The body of the flag is a pale yellow. In the upper left hand corner is a small red sun. Looking intently at the sun is a tierce Chinese drag on. The dragon’s belly is a bril liant rod and white. His green back is covered with stiff knobs. He is standing on his two hind paws and the left forefoot. His foot are five toed and slightly hooked. Hiß long, five-forked tail stretches away in the rear. The dragon’s neck is arched back. His mouth is wide open and he looks as if he were about to try to swal low tin* red sun. Sarcastic exchange: We may now expect to get pictures of the man who bought* a horse of Mc- Kinleys father in 1817, of the woman who taught the day school in Fadunk Junction where Mrs, McKinley went to school; of the tack placed on the teacher’s chair by Willie McKinley in 1840; of a stick whittled by Grandpa McKin ley during the long winter even ings on the farm; of the horse that kicked at McKinley’s father, and the broom with which Pa McKin ley threshed the horse, etc. L. F. Bruce and Dave Teeter came in from the Reavis place. There are now twenty-five persons in camp and more are expected soon from Florence The Fourth was celebrated in a truly patriotic manner and the ball that was giv en in the evening was enough to make the old hermit turn pver in his grave at having his sacred pre cincts thus invaded.—Tempe Nuws. Good rains have fallen on the San Pedro and upper Gila, though there has been little here as yet. The janals at Safford are reported to be overflowing their banks. The water came down in the Florence canal Wednesday, and the long drought seems to be over.—Trib une, An exchange says it takes a rich man to draw a check, a pretty girl to draw attention, a horse to draw the cart, a porus plaster to draw the skin, a toper to draw a cork, a free lunch to draw a crowd and an advertisomeut in your home paper to drew trade. A woman in Ohio broke her jaw in talking and then broke it the second time in explaining the first aecident. There isn’t a soninlaw in the country who won’t be ready to send her a letter of congratula tion.^—Saint Louis Republic. When God wants a hero he goes to the humble home. Lincoln was found in the shanty, Garfield in the towpath, Grant at the tannery, and when God wanted a Savior of mankind he went to the carpenter. Lilies of the valley in France are called “virgin’s tears” and are said to have sprung up|on the road between Calvary and Jerusalem during the night following the crucifixion. The eyes should be bathed every night in cold water just before re tiring, and they will do better work next day. The wcrld is full of people with both hands extended to welcome any temptation that comes. Paderewski, sweet as is his mu sic, cannot =oothe himself with it. TRUE TO THE HO ENT. Crittenden Robinson, the wing shot, has the best trained hunting dog on the coast, a black pointer. At the pigeon shoots, where other dogs go crazy at the cracking of the guns and the dropping of the birds, Robinson’s dog lies in the shade asleep. A whistle and the dog hr cm his feet pointing with every muscle tense and every nerve strained. At a signal the dog re trieve s and in another minute is as sound asleep again as if nothing had happened. No matter where the dog is he will drop at a blast from Robinson’s whistle und lie there unmovable for hours at a time. Robinson tells a good story that illustrates the true scent of the dog. He came down out of the Mills building with an attorney one day when the lawyer found he had forgotten his gloves and pro posed return for them. “I’ll send the dog,” said Robin son, “But how will he kniw my gloves I” asked the doubtful attor ney. ‘•Just let him smell of your hand.” The dog was given the scent and dispatched up stairs. In a few minutes he returned with a ribbon the attorney’s typewriter had been wearing around her waist. ABOLISHED. The office of the Customs Col ector at this place has been abolished and the Custom House closed. The Customs Inspector received notice from headquarters some time since to hold himself in readiness to be Removed. If the United States officials who have been instrumental in abolish ing this office were acquainted with this section they never would have issued orders to do away with the Customs officials stationed here. At no other point on the frontier between here and Nogales is a Custom House in so much demand as right here in Yuma and there is no other place along the whole boundary line between Mexico and the United States that affords such opportunities for carrying on extensive smuggling business as Yuma does today.—Sentinel. Seekers after new fads will has ten to imitate the phosphorescent tea party which was given in Paris at 8 o’clock on a recent evening. There were no lights of the ordin ary kinds, but ceiling, chairs, pic tures, teacups and flowers were aglow with phosphorescent starch just invented by M. Henry, of the Academy of Sciences. The ma terial may be used as a face powder, and the faces, arms and shoulders of the ladies —as well as their dresses—shone brightly. A correspondent to the Star from Yuma says that a few days ago forty prisoners refused to go to work and informed the superin tendent they were being starved. They claim they were furnishing less rations to 220 prisoners than had previously been allowed to 175, and that they were too weak to work. They were all put in close confinement, most of them are still there. When one is low enough to in sult you, be too high for him to reach. A vis ; t to the roomii of Santa Teresa this morning, says the El Paso Herald, shows that the num ber of visitors seeking to h* made whole still continues very large. At 8 o’clock there was nearly one hundred people of every age and condition in life, suffering from all the complaints, that poor humanity is heir to, assembled patiently waiting for the fair Senorita to lay her pretty hands upon them, and be cured. Nearly all of her visitors are Mexicans ninny of whom have come from afar rilled with an un dying faith that Hhe is one sent from heaven to relieve their suf fering. Don Urrea, Teresa’s father is loud in his praise of the press for the fairness shown himself and daughter. The doctors of divinity and medicine do not seem to hd as favorable to the fair healer. An interesting and probably im portant discovery was made at the last Swiss federal rifle meeting. It was noticed that the steel clad bullets became magnetic* through tho proximity of several telegraphic cables running near the range. The result was that the bullets went wide of the mark, diverging according to the side from which they were tired. After this was fully ascertained, experiments were made with artillery at 8,000 yards, he targets having been placed within forty yards of an electric battery. Forty shots were fired, and the divergence was not less than fourteen degrees. It is sug gested that an army supplied with dynamos on their flanks could ren der themselves safe from the steel missiles of the enemy. Perhaps all army rifles as now constructed will have to be condemned. “PA FELT LONELY.” A Cleveland family was in court the other day. A daughter was one of the witnesses, and she had this to tell of her father: “Pa was sitting in his saloon, feeling lonely. He went to the barn, and putting a halter on his horse brought him into the house, saying he wanted the animal to eat supper with him. Pa made me set a plate for the horse. Then he took hold of the horse's front legs and lifted them up on the table. We all sat down to supper and the horse began to eat. Pa picked up a mug of beer and began to laugh and throw both hands in the air The mug hit the horse on the nose. The beast pulled his feet down, dragging the tabblecloth and upsetting the table. The horse backed up and sat squarely on a redhot stove. This burned its tail so the animal kicked the stove over and ran out ot the door. I screamed and pa threw a lamp at me. The house came near catching tirq, and a policeman came in. Pa has been arrested 108 times.” From up and down the Colorado river cornea report of rich strikes of ore and placer fields. With the advent of hi# mills and low work ins; charges the river country will turn out millions of dollars in gold and ailver yearly. —Prospector. Queen Victoria is no longer able to walk out to sue her old friends, the cottagers. As a matter of fact she cannot take any walking exer cise, and can only walk across the room with the assistance of her stick and an attendant. INO. 41.